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Weight Gain

I know pregnancy isn’t a license to eat as much as I want, but I’m struggling with how much or how little to gain. What did you do?

Our Mommy MD Guide’s reply: I gained 39 pounds with both of my pregnancies. It probably wasn’t the best thing, but I did let myself indulge in foods a little more than usual. During pregnancy was the first time I felt at peace in my body. It felt it wasn’t about what I looked like; it was about what I felt like inside. Plus, it’s hard to feel badly about myself when I was getting so much positive attention, like my husband staring and rubbing my belly.

Joanna Dolgoff, MD, a mom of a seven-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter, a board-certified pediatrician/child obesity expert with practices in Manhattan and Roslyn Heights, NY, creator of the online child weight loss program www.DrDolgoff.com, and author of the book Red Light,Green Light, Eat Right

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